Tag Archives: Prospect Park

Map of the Month – January 2013

This month’s featured map shows a plan for the Parade Ground, laid out just south of Prospect Park.   Parade grounds served a significant purpose in the 19th century by providing large expanses of land where the military could conduct … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Skiing in Prospect Park

I am drawn to the photograph above for two reasons: I am writing from my perch in the gallery level of the Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library where I can see a section of Clinton Street from my window. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: A Man and His Dog

Lucille Fornasieri-Gold donated ninety-three color and black and white photographs to Brooklyn Historical Society in 2008, including this one of a man and his dog on a bench in Prospect Park. Lucille Fornasieri-Gold was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Three Picnicking Ladies

These three ladies are enjoying a leisurely picnic by the water in Prospect Park in 1899. Even then, just a year after the consolidation of Brooklyn into modern New York City, Frederick Law Olmsted’s park provided neighbors with a refuge … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Couple at Prospect Park

Harry Kalmus was a Brooklyn-born photographer who grew up in the neighborhood of East New York. After serving in World War II, he returned to Brooklyn to become a professional photographer. He was a photographer for a Manhattan advertising agency … Continue reading

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